Mini Cooper Becomes ‘Minier Cooper’ in NJ School Bus Crash

A Mini Cooper got jammed under a school bus transporting kids from Ramapo Country Day Camp in Hackensack, N.J. A Mini Cooper got jammed under a school bus transporting kids from Ramapo Country Day Camp in Hackensack, N.J.

A sky-blue Mini Cooper became a “Minier Cooper” when it crashed and was squished into the tail end of a school bus driving on Route 4 west in Hackensack, causing only minor injuries to passengers. According to northjersey.com, Deputy Fire Chief Pete Danzo said the “driver of the Mini Cooper and two passengers reported minor injuries and were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center.”

After the initial impact on Monday, when the compact vehicle reportedly slammed into the back-end of the school bus, a following mini-van then rear-ended the Mini Cooper, which became jammed even further under the bus. Shortly after 10 a.m. local time, another school bus arrived to pick up and transport the student passengers, news reports indicated.

News photos showed that the bus suffered only minor damage, while the Cooper was heavily damaged in both the front and the rear. It had to be dislodged from underneath the bus by a tow truck. Two lanes of traffic were also temporarily closed, news accounts said.

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